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Our blog chronicles our adventures around our 1952 concrete block house. 

Blog of the Month - October 2011

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Over at Our Concrete Home, Andrea, Nate, and their two feline friends (Pixel & Loki) are busy making their concrete block house a home. Since purchasing their 1950's house in 2009, they've filled their blog with details on all kinds of DIY projects (including painting inside and out, replacing windows and doors, removing tired landscaping and tearing out old flooring, to name a few). Alongside their project work, they're sharing some decorating inspiration, their entertaining adventures, and the experience of being featured on Bath Crashers. Our personal favorite, though, are the Feline Friday posts featuring all of Pixel and Loki's mischief … they make us smile every time! Be sure to stop on over and get to know this great blog … we're sure you won't be disappointed!

Feline Friday: The gaze

Authors: Andrea

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June Recap 2014

Authors: Andrea

This month’s recap took me longer than most. I feel so much has happened since the beginning of June that it was hard to narrow my nine items down. My final selection is a little bit of everything.

1. Finding peonies at Trader Joe’s the morning of Dagny’s bridal shower.
2. Feeling like I have a handle custom...

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Feline Friday: The Creeper

Authors: Andrea

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A travel themed wedding invitation

Authors: Andrea

Before we left for Hawaii, I finished an invitation suite for a wedding in September.

Jason and Sharon are planning a travel themed wedding and hoped to incorporate many elements into the design including a hot air balloon, a great dane and airplane.

I try my best to come up with a design that is cohesive but also personal when I do...

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DIY Weekend: Phase #1 of the Side Patio

Authors: Andrea

Why hello!! The last few weeks have been madness. I’ve been working on multiple wedding projects, hosting Nate’s birthday, be a bridesmaid and then travelled to Hawaii for some R&R. So much has happened that it left little time to blog, but don’t worry – I took about a gillion photos (you may have seen a...

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Feline Friday: 5 Years Old

Authors: Andrea

Our two fur-balls are turning five tomorrow. In celebration, I scoured the feline archive and found this gem of them a few months old.

Enjoy the video and have a lovely three weekend. See you here next week! ...

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Field Notes: Drip System Install

Authors: Andrea

Last weekend I crossed off a huge task from my to-do list and it felt excellent. I have a tendency to put too many projects on my plate and do then lo-and-behold can’t finish all of them! This week I told Nate I was only going to focus on one and do it right. Well, this approached worked out. Imagine that.

The project that got...

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April 2014 Recap

Authors: Andrea

1. Spring Break and Easter happened.
2. Dagny’s Bachelorette was in Tahoe during a gorgeous weekend.
3. I’ve put a lot of work in my new etsy products.
4. We’ve become Sac Republic fans. #undominable
5. Nate and I started a budget together. This month is all about the cash system.
6. I posted a lot of food on...

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Feline Friday: Angela, Part 2

Authors: Andrea

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Planning for a drought

Authors: Andrea

I am planning on working on a few projects to make our house more water efficient. California is bracing for a big drought this summer. Residents in Sacramento have already been asked to reduce our water usage by 20% and a public option poll has recently come out saying that most Californians are on board with these sort of...

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